Entrepreneurship 1.0

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Through this four (4) week certification program Entrepreneurs will provide professional development and technical training for aspiring and established entrepreneurs desirous of sharpening their skills and improving their business acumen so that their companies remain sustainable and pillars in the community contributing to its economic development.

The four (4) week certification program will be focus on the following areas each week:

Week 1

  • Introduction
  • The Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Benefits/Drawbacks of Entrepreneurship
  • Behind the Boom: What’s Feeding the Entrepreneurial Fire
  • How to Avoid the Pitfalls
  • Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: From Ideas to Reality
  • Creativity- A Necessity for Survival
  • Techniques for Improving the Creative Process
  • Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Ideas


Week 2

  • Designing a Competitive Business Model and Building a Solid Strategic Plan
  • Building a Competitive Advantage
  • The Strategic Management Process
  • Conducting a Feasibility Analysis and Crafting a Winning Business Plan
  • Conducing a Feasibility Analysis
  • The Elements of a Business Plan
  • What Lenders and Investors Look For in a Business Plan


Week 3

  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Corporations
  • Franchising and the Entrepreneur
  • Types of Franchising
  • Benefits/Drawbacks of Franchising
  • Trends Shaping Franchising


Week 4

  • Sources of Financing: Debt and Equity
  • Planning for Capital Requirements
  • Equity Capital vs. Debt Capital
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)


Cost: $497